Spokane Housing Authority

25 West Nora Avenue, Spokane, WA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Spokane Housing Authority. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Washington Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Spokane County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in January 2016, and before that for five days in January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Disabled, elderly (62+), families with children.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (509) 328-2953.

Last Updated on 10/03/2018.

Closed: Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, and Whitman, Washington Homeownership Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 1st, 2019, until September 15th, 2019.

Please note: According to the SHA, "To qualify you must:

  • Be a current Housing Choice Voucher participant for at least one full year.
  • Have copy of the First Time Homebuyer's Certificate to present to SHA for each member of the household over the age of 18 years."
  • According to a SHA representative, the First Time Homebuyer's Certificate is given once a person has completed the homeownership course.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Submit electronic copies of the certificates
  2. Bring the certificates into SHA during normal business hours.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Public housing residents affected by a RAD conversion

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Last Updated on 09/15/2019.

Closed: Pope Francis Haven Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Pope Francis Haven Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 6, 2020, until until June 25, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Pope Francis Haven Apartments is located at 16412 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99037. This complex opened in 2017 and offers 51 service enriched two and three bedroom units for homeless families with children.

There were five ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Print the online paper application.
  2. Pick up a paper application from the Pope Francis Haven Apartments leasing office.
  3. Call the Pope Francis Haven Apartments leasing office.
  4. Email the SHA.
  5. Call the Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHA public notice on June 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Last Updated on 03/31/2022.

Closed: Clare View Seniors Apartments Near Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) Near Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Clare View Seniors Apartments is closed.

The SHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 30, 2021, until January 15, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the SHA, "To be considered for tenancy a household must consist of at least one member who:

  • is over the age of 55 or
  • has a verified disability."

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the Clare View Seniors Apartments’ leasing office.
  3. In person at the Clare View Seniors Apartments’ leasing office.
  4. Email the SHA Customer Service Representative.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked by January 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm and mailed to the SHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Washington Public Notices website on December 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Spokane County, Washington.

Last Updated on 03/21/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

A list of all SHA Public Housing communities can be found here.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (509) 328-2953.

Last Updated on 09/28/2018.

About Spokane Housing Authority

Homeownership Voucher Program

For more information about the SHA Section 8 HCV Homeownership waiting list, visit this page.

About the Spokane Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Spokane Housing Authority manages 5,202 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,975 27 68 20 141 279 558
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $491 $508 $490 $427 $1,302 $424 $462
Monthly Cost $1,951,765 $13,727 $33,352 $8,537 $183,636 $118,404 $257,795
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 388 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,239 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Spokane Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Spokane Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $530. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $101.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Spokane Housing Authority

Parsons Hotel

108 S Jefferson St
Spokane, Washington

Spokane Ha

8803 E Michielli Pl
Spokane Valley, Washington

Low Income Housing Managed by Spokane Housing Authority

Clare View Seniors Apartments

4827 S Palouse Hwy
Spokane, Washington
$276-468
Studio-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Pearl on Adams

173 S Adams St
Spokane, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Home Yard Cottages

N Hemlock St and W Fairview Ave
Spokane, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted
Homeless Supportive Housing

Pope Francis Haven

16412 E SPRAGUE AVE
Spokane Valley, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR